Pakistan’s High Commissioner in Malaysia Amna Baloch on Wednesday said that Malaysia was negotiating with Pakistan to hire security guards after it had stopped hiring the low-skilled workers from the other countries.
“The initial negotiations between both the countries have already been held at the highest level while modalities to formalize the hiring process were being worked out,” she said during an exclusive talk with the media.
Previously, Amna said that Malaysia was hiring the security guards from Nepal under an agreement which now had been revised. “It is the best time for us to take advantage of this opportunity and send out our low-skilled workforce to Malaysia,” she added.
A senior officer from the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development confirmed the development and said Malaysia had the potential to recruit 100,000 to 150,000 Pakistani security guards.
He said that agreement to send Pakistani security guards to Malaysia is expected to be formalized during the upcoming visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to Kula Lumpur.
The officer said that the government was also a consultative process with Malaysian authorities to regulate the welfare process of intending emigrants in Malaysia. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in that regard is also expected to be signed during the upcoming visit of the Prime Minister to Malaysia.
He further added that the MoU had been prepared and sent to the Ministry of Law and Justice for vetting. Pakistani workers, after signing of the MoU, would be able to attain equal rights as being provided to the Malaysian workers.
“The MoU was aimed at social protection of the Pakistani manpower abroad,” he added.